Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs

Paperback | March 1, 2012

EditorMark Juergensmeyer, Richard Falk, Vesselin Popovski

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Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs focuses on the problematic relationship between legality and legitimacy when a nation (or nations) intervene in the work of other nations. Edited by Mark Juergensmeyer, Richard Falk, and Vesselin Popovski, this volume brings together a wide range ofcontributors with a broad set of cases that consider when such intervention is legitimate even if it isn't legal - and vice versa. Chapters cover humanitarian intervention, nuclear nonproliferation, military intervention, international criminal tribunals, interventions driven by environmentalconcerns, and the export of democracy. The book argues that while some interventions may not be technically legal, they may well be legitimate (e.g. Kosovo), and also concentrates on establishing the grounds for legitimate intervention. Some cases, like Iraq, fail the test. Transnational intervention by states and internationalinstitutions has increased since the globalization wave of the of the 1990's and especially since 9/11. This book, by focusing on a diverse array of cases, establishes a clear framework for judging the legitimacy of such actions.

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Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs focuses on the problematic relationship between legality and legitimacy when a nation (or nations) intervene in the work of other nations. Edited by Mark Juergensmeyer, Richard Falk, and Vesselin Popovski, this volume brings together a wide range ofcontributors with a broad set of cases that co...

Mark Juergensmeyer is Professor of Global and International Studies, Sociology, and Religious Studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara. Richard Falk is Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University. Vesselin Popovski is Senior Academic Program Officer at United Nations University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199781583

ISBN - 13:9780199781584

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Richard Falk: Legality/Legitimacy: Necessities and Problematics of ExceptionalismPart OneRamesh Thakur: Law, Legitimacy, and the United NationsAndrew Joseph Loomis: Legitimacy Norms as Change Agents: Examining the Role of the Public VoiceAmy Bartholomew: Defending Legality in the Age of Empire's LawFriedrich Kratochwil: Leaving Sovereignty Behind? An Inquiry into the Politics of Post-ModernityYasuaki Onuma: International Law and Power in the Multipolar and Multi-civilizational World of the 21st CenturyGiles Gunn: The Transcivilizational, the Intercivilizational, and the Human: The Quest for the Normative in the Legitimacy DebatePart TwoChristine Chinkin: Rethinking Legality/Legitimacy after the Iraq WarAnne Orford: Lawful Authority and the Responsibility to ProtectMark Juergensmeyer: The Legitimacy of Invading Religious RegimesAsli Bali: Legality and Legitimacy in the International Order: The Changing Landscape of Nuclear NonproliferationPart ThreeLorraine Elliott: Legality and Legitimacy: The Environmental ChallengeVesselin Popovski: Legality and Legitimacy of International Criminal TribunalsDaniele Archibugi and Mariano Croce: Legality and Legitimacy of Exporting DemocracyVesselin Popovski and Nicholas Turner: Conclusion: Legitimacy as Complement and Corrective to Legality